1. A crew thrown together in a contained setting for the first time. Old friends and newbies. But most everyone has fewer than 6 degrees of separation.
  2. It brings out strong emotions (and self-reflection), but ultimately it's a celebration.
  3. There's a subtle undercurrent of hookup potential amongst the unattached.
  4. People's old friends from sleepaway camp are here.
  5. People's parents are here. And they're awesome.
  6. Impromptu deep conversations with strangers.
  7. There's obviously a throwback soundtrack.
  8. And amazing toasts.
  9. Everyone is drunk! (We're meant to be doing this drunk, yes? Just double checking.)